Kanye West is no stranger to controversies and legal troubles. The rapper is currently going through a very public divorce. For someone who has run in the U.S. presidential elections, getting hit with a lawsuit shouldn’t be a big deal. Apparently, the rapper is subject to yet another lawsuit.

Ye got sued for illegally sampling a song by musician Marshall Jefferson. The lawsuit comes from Ultra International Music Publishing LLC, as per a report from Reuters.

The label claimed that one of the songs on Donda 2, called “Flowers” uses samples from Jefferson’s 1986 song “Move Your Body.” Reportedly, Ye used the sample in “Flowers” at least 22 times.

Ye and his representatives talked to Jefferson about the sampling, but moved on without taking a license. The lawsuit bluntly accused West for having no shame in sampling without any regards to rights.

West advocates for artists’ rights with one hand, yet has no shame in taking away rights from another artist with the other

Kanye West released Donda 2 back in February. He dropped the album exclusively on his Stem Player, which is a device allowing for users to combine or isolate different parts of the songs. Stem Player developer Kano Computing Ltd is also named in the lawsuit.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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